Gross Filth / Hoarding properties that we handle come with many health risks needing to be addressed properly to insure that the location has become safe and sanitary. Those with hoarding disorder live with trash, human feces, old household items, rodents and their droppings, urine, and live or dead animals, etc. Even if they don’t have pets, gross filth/hoarding attracts other animals to the residence.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings, or saliva; humans can contract this disease when they breathe in the aerosolized virus. Hantavirus is an AIRBORNE virus. At the present time, there is no specific treatment or cure for HPS, so rodent control in and around the home and any other building is the primary strategy for preventing the Hantavirus Infection.
Although rare, Hantavirus is potentially deadly; therefore it is extremely important that a company specializing in this type of contamination is contacted.
The unsanitary conditions that rats leave may pose a threat to you and your family’s health. Special care must be taken when dealing with rat urine and feces. Gloves, respirators, and biohazard suits must be worn when handling rat waste to prevent contamination.
All of our technicians have the proper training and equipment to handle these highly infectious sites.